I joined Vine! Here’s my first post. It’s what I wake up to in the morning. Also, come find me at Saks 5th Ave Thursday afternoon, Andaz Hotel Thursday night, and Hotel BPM on Friday. Check my Upcoming Events page for more info.
I’m back at Neiman Marcus White Plains twice this week. Come find me on Thursday, June 6 and Saturday, June 8 (12 to 4 both days).
Friday, June 7, I’m at Hotel BPM in Brooklyn, which is super exciting. Hotel BPM, founded by globetrotting DJ Bijal, is a swank hotel where music is a major priority. Check out Hotel BPM’s latest playlist on Spotify.
Tonight, I’m partying with Olivia Palermo and Built By the Factory at Piperlime. Following a crazy fun Manhattan Cocktail Classics Afterparty presented by Tanqueray, I’m happy to be back at Clarkson on Thursday night, playing a lot of classic hip hop and more (9 pm – 2 am, no cover). Friday night, we’re celebrating the 4th Annual Veggie Prom, benefiting Heart, a nonprofit with a mission to foster compassion and respect for all living beings and the environment by educating youth and teachers in Humane Education (Fontana’s, 8 pm – 2 am, $15 adv/$20 door).
First, here’s a throwback photo from 2010. There’s famed trapstar DJ Speakerfoxxx on the left, our amazing friend Holly in the middle, and me on the right.
Next up on the schedule: I’m at Whiskey Rebel tonight (Friday, 5/10, 9 to 3, no cover), Kings Plaza Guess store tomorrow (Saturday, 5/11, 2 to 5, no cover), and Andaz Wall Street for Mother’s Day Brunch (Sunday, 5/12, get tickets here).
If I wasn’t DJing in this event’s VIP tent on Wednesday, I would be playing the biggest Words With Friends game ever (you could say I’m a WWF enthusiast). And that’s “biggest” as in: the game will be displayed on an 8-story-high game board in the middle of Manhattan. I’m really excited about being a part of the celebration along with celebrity host Jordin Sparks. It’s all happening at the Maritime Hotel on Wednesday, May 8 from 7 ’til 11 (363 W. 16th Street).
Dancefloor crushing fellow ATLien Kid Cedek posted an image detailing the rules of dating a DJ on Facebook this morning. Here are my Tips for a DJ Dating a DJ (just cuz I might know something about that). Enjoy!
Lil Ray’s Tips for a DJ Dating a DJ
1. If you’re the jealous type, don’t date anyone.
2. You can’t be at all of each other’s gigs. Obviously.
3. If you have mad skills with one of the many other things a DJ needs to do, help your partner out.
4. If you wind up at each other’s gigs, be the request gatekeeper or drink getter, but not the co-DJ. You’re off work right now.
5. If the gig ends at 4 (this is NYC), wait ’til everyone gets paid, and then go to a 24-hour diner together. You’re hungry.
6. Put turntables in every room in your apartment. You both have to practice and work on mixes.
7. After a long night of dealing with assholes, drunks and douchebags, have a good laugh about it together and be grateful you have the same cool job as each other. Mutual understanding is awesome.
Bloomingdale’s Denim Days sale kicks off this Thursday, March 21, and I’ll be there at the 59th St location to help celebrate (6 pm – 8 pm)! Bloomie’s jeans selection is pretty awesome–there’s something for every body type. Saturday, I’m back at Whiskey Rebel on 28th and Lex for all your laid back, no cover, no attitude weekend socializing needs.
Tonight, find me at Crunch Gym Chelsea, where your after-work private trainer session feels more like the run-up (heyo!) to your weekend night out (Tuesday, 6 pm – 9 pm, 220 W 19th St).
Thursday, my inner 80′s child is especially excited about DJing the Keds x Madewell party at the Soho Madewell store (RSVP here; 6 pm – 8 pm, 435 Broome St). The Keds x Madewell collab collection is super fresh, but these will always hold a special place in my heart: